Who is Heidi Bjork?

 

 

Heidi Bjork was born in May 1975 in Reykjavik, Iceland & has been drawing & painting from an early age. Heidi studied design from 1998-2000.

She has been selling her art in Icelandic illustration magazines & also worked in a theatre on various design work. It’s only recently that Heidi has decided to focus on her art & paint passion, love & mystery. This autumn 2012, Heidi’s first children’s book will be published in Iceland, which she has written & illustrated.

In Heidi’s own words

“…painting and drawing is the best way for me to show my true feelings. My favorite subjects are passion, love, romance & mystery. I’m fascinated by these subjects, love has many faces, most of us can relate to these emotions in our own relationships. Many times I’ve been told that my artwork displays a raw energy. I like that. Iceland is a country full of raw energy, with hot springs & a very unique landscape.

I’m drawn to mysterious stories & characters. As a child I grew up with folk & fairy tales about ghosts, witchcraft & trolls. Some of these stories are both beautiful & haunting at the same time, I like people to experience these emotions in my work. Having grown up in Iceland with long dark winters, I found the darkness both inspiring & beautiful. I often use darkness in my work.”

Heidi’s art is featured in “International Contemporary Masters V

Her art has been exhibited at the Barcelona Showcase, an exhibition of contemporary art & photography located in Gaudi’s architectual jewel, the “Casa Batllo” in Barcelona & she’ll be exhibiting her art at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in March 2012.

Heidi took part in the Human Rights Exhibition 2012 ( spazio tempo arte exhibition) held in Italy 2012, also the 2nd Twitter Art Exhibition held in Moss, Norway for charity #twitterartexhibit & exhibited her art at the Stratford Upon Avon Fringe which is a festival held 2 june – 10 june 2012. The 18th of june 2012 she exhibited her work on a big LED screen on Times Square in New York.

In january 2013  Heidi took part in the 3rd Twitter Art Exhibition held in Los Angeles for charity, she also took part in the exhibition “Þetta vilja börnin sjá!” (That’s what the children like to see!) in Iceland. Where the illustrations from her children’s book Lalli og litakastalinn (Charlie and the Color Castle) are shown in an exhibition of illustrations of Icelandic children and teen’s books published in 2012.

 

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Leoluca Prestia December 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

Hello Heidi,
I am a teacher at GOTAFE, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.
I added you to Twitter and I visited your web site and found a very busy and creative place!
Kind regards,
Leo Prestia

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Heidi Bjork December 4, 2011 at 12:46 am

Hi Leo
Glad you stopped by, this year has been very busy & creative :)

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Martin (mabartwork) December 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Hi luv.. just thought I would leave a message here.. you know how much I love your work and I wanted to say a big thank you for all your support with my own work, thank you so much, you are a wonderful artist and a beautiful lady.. it is fantastic to have found an online friend such as yourself.. thank you for all your kind words about my work..
I hope 2012 will be even better a year for you as 2011 has been..

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Heidi Bjork December 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Hi Martin, that’s so sweet of you.

I love your work and I am very interested in what you are up to, I think it’s so important for artists to stick together and keep in touch. Artists should inspire each other.
I hope that 2012 will be great for all of us :)
Keep up your great work, you have something very unique :)

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Laura Beckman March 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Thanks for the twitter follow. Your work is very expressive with geometric shapes….reminds me of Edvard Munch!

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Heidi Bjork March 1, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Hi Laura

I never thought about that, just looked at his paintings & I see what you mean.
Always great to hear people’s different views :)

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Daman Byrne May 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Greetings from the emerald Isle of Ireland.
Thank you for making contact via Twitter. Your work is wonderful and even more wonderful that you are so open and honest about it. As you are interested in folklore and fairies you would be delighted to know that I have written a short story called ‘The Nymph, A Nocturnal Kiss’. I am also the production designer and director. It tells the story of how a forest Nymph, a protector of the forest is visited by a hunter one night..
It is told through the medium of interpretive dance/ballet, to the music of Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ and in a magical location here in Ireland.
I wish you best of luck in your future exhibitions and keep in touch :)
Love and peace,
Damian Byrne

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Heidi Bjork May 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Hi Damian,

Thank you for the compliment, had a look at your website.
Your paintings are stunning!
Looking forward to see your film, it sounds very interesting :)

Best regards

Heidi Bjork

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